Jeffrey Lynn Schmidt, 60, of Floyd, Iowa passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
A celebration of life for Jeff (Puff) will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 1-4 PM at the home of Krystal and Steve Johnson.
Jeffrey Lynn Schmidt, the son of Paul W. and Shirley M. (Lockie) Schmidt was born on September 3, 1961 in Osage, Iowa.
Jeff attended Charles City High School and S.W. Wisconsin Technical College.
Jeff struck out on his own at a young age. He traveled the United States working odd jobs like a combine operator following the wheat harvest, a farm hand and construction worker. He took great pride in his last job working construction for Tradesman International where he willingly traveled wherever they needed him. At every new town he learned how to survive by being a cook at a small cafe. He could talk to anyone and made friends which helped him find steady work. He was charismatic hard working gypsy hippie. Fishing was the order of the day anytime he found a watering hole. Jeff celebrated his birthday once a year and celebrated April 20th every day of the year.
Jeff had many great stories to tell but the ones he shared the most were about his sibling adventures (near death experiences) growing up or bragging about the best grandchildren in the world.
Living family members include son Jeff (Jenna) of Floyd Iowa, daughter Zanna of Lake Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren: Hannin, Blake, Hayden, Ryder and Chance; siblings: Janice(Mike) Gauley of Nevada Iowa, Mike Schmidt of Manly Iowa, Melody(Dan) Pahl of Oelwein Iowa, Krystal(Steve) Johnson of Charles City Iowa, Mark(Tammy) Schmidt of Floyd, Iowa and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, step-father Lee, sister-in-law Roxane and nephew Josh.